Health call is slammed

man eating on train

OUTGOING chief medical officer for the UK, Dame Sally Davies, has taken heat from industry for controversial proposals aimed at curbing obesity.

In her final report before leaving her post, Professor Davies suggested introducing plain packaging for unhealthy food, placing a cap on the number of calories served at food outlets, and extending the sugar tax to milk drinks – as well as floating a snack ban for public transport.

James Lowman, chief executive of the Association of Convenience Stores said: “The convenience sector has made significant progress in providing more fruit and veg and healthy alternatives for customers, including through the extensive investment in refrigeration.”